Series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Season 6, Episode 4
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Air date October 16th, 2001
Writers Douglas Petrie; Jane Espenson
Director Douglas Petrie
Producers Douglas Petrie; David Solomon; Gareth Davies; David Greenwalt; Jane Espenson; David Fury; Sandy Gallin; Gail Berman; Fran Rubel Kuzui; Kaz Kuzui; Joss Whedon; Marti Noxon; John F. Perry; Marc David Alpert
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar; Nicholas Brendon; Emma Caulfield; Michelle Trachtenberg; James Marsters; Alyson Hannigan
Episode guide
"After Life"
"Life Serial"

"Flooded" is the fourth episode of season six of the supernatural action series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the 104th episode of the series overall. It was directed by Douglas Petrie with a script written by Petrie and Jane Espenson. It first aired on UPN on Tuesday, October 16th, 2001. In this episode, Buffy Summers has to deal with pressures both mundane and supernatural. Mounting financial costs left behind by her late mother continue to burden her, the basement of her home floods. And oh yeah... there's a bank-robbing mercenary M'Fashnik demon out to kill her, who was hired by three geeky former classmates of hers. Just another day in Sunnydale.



Principal Cast

Guest Stars


Notes & Trivia

  • This episode is rated TV-PG.
  • This episode is production code number 6ABB04.
  • This episode has an actual running time of 43 minutes; 60 minutes with commercials upon its initial broadcast.
  • At first glance, it may appear as if Willow Rosenberg is wearing a crucifix necklace, which would be extremely inappropriate given that she is Jewish. A close-up shot however, reveals that it is not a crucifix.


  • Xander Harris' line about gathering up two of every animal is a reference to the Great Flood as depicted in the Holy Bible. He is comparing the biblical flood to the one taking place in Buffy's basement.
  • Anya Jenkins makes reference to Spider-Man in this episode. Spider-Man is a Marvel Comics super-hero who has the proportionate strength of a spider and possesses enhanced agility. Xander's line, "Action is his reward", is taken from the 1967 Spider-Man cartoon series.


  • Andrew Wells: I don't wanna kill Buffy either.
  • Jonathan Levinson: Yeah, she saved my life a bunch of times. Plus she's hot.
  • Warren Meers: It's her or us. I mean, we have to do it.
  • Andrew Wells: We're talking about murder.
  • Warren Meers: No, we're talking about staying alive. And since this is my Mom's house, I think what I say goes.


  • Tara Maclay: H-How's everything looking down there?
  • Xander Harris: Like we should start gathering up two of every animal.


  • Dawn Summers: So what do we do?
  • Buffy Summers: Easy. We burn the house to the ground and collect the insurance. Plus, fire. Pretty.


  • Dawn Summers: I'm guessing on how you say it. It's got an apostrophe. I think it's MmmFashnik. Like "Mmm... cookies!".
  • Xander Harris: Or maybe, Muh-Fashnik. Like Muh... Fashnik.


  • Buffy Summers: You do research now? Want a cappuccino and a pack of cigarettes to go with it?


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